Comedian Paula Poundstone's idiosyncratic style of observational humor has earned her two Cable Ace Awards and a 1989 American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up Comic. Comedy Central ranked her No. 88 among the 100 greatest stand-up comics of all time. She overcame a personal struggle with alcohol made public by a 2001 arrest on charges related to the care of her adopted children, but she is now clean and sober and riding on the success of her 2006 book, There Is Nothing In This Book That I Meant to Say. A frequent panelist on NPR's "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" news-quiz show, Poundstone performs Friday, March 28, at 8 p.m. at the Ferst Center for the Arts (tickets $21.60-$37).
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